I received this email from a young man yesterday. What an encouragement. We never fully comprehend the impact we can have on others.
I received a signed copy of your published book, The Maxims of Robert E. Lee for Young Gentlemen, from my stepfather a couple of years ago for Christmas. Being a young man on the eve of my college career, I thought little of the gift. Little did I know that day that I would cherish the book and read it cover to cover more times than I can even count. Now, it sits worn on my desk with cherished letters from my friends and family in its pages. The inspiration and moral fortitude I have found in this book has been unmatched.While growing up in Waynesboro and dating a lot of girls from Lexington and Rockbridge County throughout high school, I took the area and its deeply sewn history and values for granted. It was not until my junior year of college here at Hampden-Sydney that I began to pick up the book and realize that these morals are timeless. It has created an indescribable change in me, and for that I thank you.